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by bobolink
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020-21 Season
Replies: 881
Views: 96270

Re: 2020-21 Season

Covid cancellations make the double-bye harder than ever to handicap. I never imagined UMass could finish this season ahead of SLU, but SLU is 0-2 after losing to La Salle! Maybe SLU gets it together and runs the table. If so, they'll beat Dayton, VCU, URI and Richmond. Dayton has 4 losses so far, D...
by bobolink
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 10, 2020-21: Fordham (2/3)
Replies: 100
Views: 2507

Re: Game 10, 2020-21: Fordham (2/3)

Lots of good points made in this thread. I'll just say, regarding the defense, that Fordham only scored 54 points. Perhaps typical of Fordham, but when you hold an opponent to 54 points, you'll likely win. Also, on Fordham winning the second half: good that we're 5-2, but I think we've lost the seco...
by bobolink
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season
Replies: 270
Views: 17054

Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

URI let that game slip away for sure. They were up 2 with ~20 seconds left and missed the front end of a 1-and-1. Bones Hyland hit a 3 to put VCU up 1 with 5 seconds left, but VCU fouled again with 1 second left. URI missed the front end again, giving VCU the 1-point win.
by bobolink
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 10, 2020-21: Fordham (2/3)
Replies: 100
Views: 2507

Re: Game 10, 2020-21: Fordham (2/3)

gotta give credit to Gasperini. Soriano is a good player, and I thought he might dominate Mark, but it was pretty even. Mark looked good from the line too. Plus he had 4 steals. Good thing Fordham is so bad, though. Seeing TJ went 2 for 10 and Carl shot even worse than that, it seems a win would be ...
by bobolink
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Updates on Former UMass Players Still Playing College Ball
Replies: 97
Views: 7424

Re: Updates on Former UMass Players Still Playing College Ball

Ty Flowers (23 pts., 8 rebs) led LIU over St. Francis 102-88, whose second leading scorer was Unique McLean (14 pts., 3 rebs) yesterday. LIU tied with Bryant now for first place in the NEC.
by bobolink
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020-21 Season
Replies: 881
Views: 96270

Re: 2020-21 Season

Mike wrote the keyword "travel", which could be part of why Saturday's GMU game is off. Travel adds to the scheduling woes. Perhaps the conference could, in addition to doing what they can such as adding Bona vs GMU this Saturday, figure out best games to play March 4-8 at the tournament s...
by bobolink
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 9, 2020-21: Davidson (1/24)
Replies: 127
Views: 3975

Re: Game 9, 2020-21: Davidson (1/24)

I try for the glass half-full attitude, but we've seen so many disappointments. I expected to lose going into Sunday's game, but the way it happened was hard to take. Blowing a double-digit first half lead wasn't good, but there was a lot of time left and Davidson has a solid team. The game seemed t...
by bobolink
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 9, 2020-21: Davidson (1/24)
Replies: 127
Views: 3975

Re: Game 9, 2020-21: Davidson (1/24)

add me to the list (all of us?) who love Carl but think he must play less. That was not the case when TJ was struggling early this season, but TJ seems to be back and Carl isn't there. I think TJ is better defensively too; just a little quicker. Carl is stronger, which should translate into better r...
by bobolink
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 9, 2020-21: Davidson (1/24)
Replies: 127
Views: 3975

Re: Game 9, 2020-21: Davidson (1/24)

2 fouls on Dibaji, TJ and Javohn. I think MM was going to try MG with Tre anyway, but might have been driven there by the foul situation.
by bobolink
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season
Replies: 270
Views: 17054

Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

Richmond came off covid pause and probably played too soon. Stuff like this can sure throw curves into the standings. Would not have predicted La Salle would have 4 A-10 wins already the way they played vs. UMass.
by bobolink
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020-21 Season
Replies: 881
Views: 96270

Re: 2020-21 Season

^They seem to have the better coach. Although I'd like to think ours is gaining.
by bobolink
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season
Replies: 270
Views: 17054

Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

GW hit with Covid pause today. Won't play scheduled games tomorrow @Dayton and this weekend @URI. That makes 4 A10 postponements for them with few open dates for possible make-ups. I'll say it again: appreciate every game we get in. GW played 12 before the insurrection/riot/whatever-you-call-it post...
by bobolink
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game ?, 2020-21: Saint Louis (TBD)
Replies: 28
Views: 1340

Re: Game 9. 2020-2021 SLU 1/20/21

I think protocols come from the A-10, but don't know what they say about when a team returns to play, or whether it's up to the team or just follows a strict conference protocol. Someone must know if SLU is traveling very soon, but whether we find out is another story. I doubt the game will happen. ...
by bobolink
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020-21 Season
Replies: 881
Views: 96270

Re: 2020-21 Season

Ronnie DeGray III gets A10 Rookie of the Week this week.

https://umassathletics.com/news/2021/1/ ... -week.aspx

He becomes the fifth on the current UMass roster to earn that honor.
by bobolink
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 8, 2020-21: at Fordham (1/17)
Replies: 84
Views: 2843

Re: Game 8, 2020-21: at Fordham (1/17)

I actually felt bad for Gasperini yesterday. They tried so hard to get him a basket and he just couldn't do it. You can tell he's pressing when you see how far off his shots are. I felt that too. He got a couple rebounds and tried so hard to score off those, and it looked like if he just passed it ...